The Medical Gown Project was started on April 29th, 2020 by Fernanda Kelly as a mission to help medical staff who were in need of resources and supplies to better serve the outpouring number of Covid-19 patients. As part of that mission, she has also committed to providing job opportunities to families that have been affected by Covid.
When the entire world shut down, medical communities were forced to quickly purchase and over-pay through Amazon. Of course, the overwhelming demand led to shortages of PPE washable gear and there was much scrambling to find anything available, some paying up to $180 per gown.
Kelly knew that she needed to lean on her surrounding community to further educate herself on PPE fabrics and materials, find local seamstresses who were struggling financially due to pandemic cuts, seek fabric stores who would sell her the necessary material despite being forced to close due to Covid and with the help of her friends, colleagues and family she formed her little dream team and led this very special project that we are so proudly sharing with you.